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February 18, 2018

DuckDuckGo For Android

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On The New Screen Savers, Jason Howell shows us the excellent new DuckDuckGo app for Android that can have you browsing privately and securely.

February 2, 2018

DuckDuckGo Grades Websites

Megan Morrone talks to Gabriel Weinberg, founder of the private search engine DuckDuckGo about the company's new browser extension and mobile app. What you need to know about hyper-targeting and some tips for improving your privacy and breaking the Google and Facebook habit.

January 29, 2018

December 5, 2017

Can We Trust Mozilla?

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Tom Murosky — the host of Switch To Linux, found out that Firefox 57.0.1 tries to reset your default search engine to Google; he speaks in detail on this.

October 23, 2017

15 Ways To Search Google 96% Of People Don't Know About

Here’s a list of the most effective ways for searching Google to help you find anything in just a couple of clicks. Try these 15 simple methods to search Google for the information!

September 29, 2017

12 Cool Google Search Tricks You Should Be Using!

Many of us use Google as our default search engine; therefore we should know how to use it effectively.

May 6, 2017

How Are Search Engines So Fast?

Olivia Gordon
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Google can find something for you on the other side of the world in less than a second.

April 12, 2017

Search Engine Wars: Results, Cookies, Tracking And Privacy

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Tom — the creator of Switched To Linux, shares his perspective on search engines.

December 22, 2016

Top Google Searches Of 2016

Leo Laporte
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In this episode of This Week In Google, Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham talk about the most searched terms and phrases on Google in 2016.

December 1, 2016

October 17, 2016

Linux Tip: Make Google Default Search In Linux Mint

Google Search
Google Search
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Joe Collins, a Linux enthusiast, provides us with step by step instructions on making Google our default search in Linux Mint.

June 26, 2016

10 Things You Should Never Google

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10 sentences or group of words that lead to shocking and disturbing videos and pictures on search engines.

June 20, 2016

Google Is Manipulating "Hillary Clinton" Search Results

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
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Wow! The folks over at Anonymous believes that Google is manipulating the "Hillary Clinton" search results.

June 3, 2016

Google Has Been Recording Your Voice

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I am not at all surprised by this, since Google is known to record the search history of all of their users.

October 27, 2015

My Laid-Back Mood And Blogging

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Today, I am in a very quite mood. My intentions are to take things slowly (Which means that I am going to really take my time in regards to getting to your posts).

July 10, 2015

Another Experiment: Purposely Posting Less To See What Happens

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There are those of us who update our blogs multiple times a day; others do it once a day, some do it a few times a week, there are those people who update their blogs once a month and there are also those people who update their blogs on a bimonthly basis.

As far as I am concerned, I am free to update my blog as often (or not as often) as I want.

But, I have to admit that I am curious to see what will transpire with my blog when I start the process of publishing less posts (I am hoping that I am not making a huge mistake by conducting such an experiment).

My WordPress Blog Surprised Me

My devoted followers of my blog on Blogger (The Chronicles Of Renard) would know that this blog has been promoted to the position of my primary blog and that my blog on WordPress (Renard Moreau Presents) has been relegated to the position of being my secondary blog.

In most cases, a person who blogs on both WordPress and on Blogger, would use their blog on WordPress as their primary blog and their blog on Blogger as their secondary blog and not the other way around.

But, even though I purposely neglected my WordPress blog, by posting probably once or twice a week (due to the fact that I do not have the zeal to blog there), people are still checking it out; it is still receiving a reasonable amount of views and it is attracting new followers on a daily basis.

Now, I am baffled. Why are people checking out a blog that is not being updated on a regular basis?

And, why would someone choose to follow a blog that is not being updated regularly?

Oh well, it probably has to do with the fact that blogs are easily found on WordPress.

Blogging On Blogger Is Hard Work

If you are one of those people who blog (or has bloogged) on both WordPress and Blogger, you would know that it is way easier to acquire a readership on WordPress.

Anyway, since it actually takes more time and more effort to acquire a level of success on Blogger, should I be really posting less on that blog site?

Commonsense would dictate that I post more and not less on Blogger (But, there is always the exception to the rule).

Updating One's Blog Regularly Has Its Advantages

Search engines, will index a website or a blog faster if it is updated on a regular basis (And, that could work to our advantage).

Some blogging experts have recommended that we update our blog at least once a day; mainly because, search engines will crawl our blog faster than if it was done on a weekly or a monthly basis.

Hey, I can tell you right now, that I want Google, Bing, Yahoo and all of the other search engines to know, that The Chronicles Of Renard is being updated with fresh content (And, I believe that you feel the same way about your own blog; you would like it to be crawled regularly by all of the search engines on the world wide web).

I Believe That There Is A Way To Alert Search Engines Even Though We Have Chosen To Post Less

Could you still make a figurative dent in the blogosphere by posting less? Yes, I believe that it is possible to do well as a blogger by posting less.

Here is my theory:

If we go out of our way to produce content that is epic and evergreen, search engines will take notice.


Because, search engines will pay close attention to our blog if it is filled with beneficial information — the type of information that is very useful to a person (Or people).

And, of course, the usage of the right keywords helps greatly in the area of search results.

Why Tamper With A Formula That Is Already Successful?

Some of you are probably thinking, "Renard, why are you going to post less when you have gained a level of success by posting regularly?"

Okay, I will still be posting regularly (on a daily basis), but I will stop the practice of updating my blog at least three times a day (And, that is going to be a very hard thing for me to do, since blogging is in my blood).

However, I really need to know if my blog on Blogger (The Chronicles Of Renard) can really survive and do well by actually publishing less posts.

By the way, do you think that The Chronicles Of Renard can still be a successful blog if I posted less?

And, are you one of the lucky bloggers that have achieved a high level of success by actually posting less?

Famous Bloggers Rarely Post On A Daily Basis

I have noticed that a lot of the famous bloggers on the internet do not update their blogs as often as the average blogger (Hmm. They could probably get away with doing that, mainly because they are famous bloggers).

If you have ever subscribed to a few of the big names in blogging, you would have noticed that they only update their blog whenever they have something of value to share.

The famous bloggers whose blogs are updated daily usually features guest posts from some of the influential bloggers in the blogosphere.

Also, you would not find people like Neil Patel and Donna Merrill struggling to update their blogs daily.

Now, do not get me wrong; I am in no way insinuating that we should not update or blogs on a daily basis (As a matter of fact, I am the poster boy for posting on a daily basis).

I am merely highlighting the fact, that the well-known bloggers seldom post on a daily basis.

Promoting One's Blog Helps With Increased Readership

If you and I, made the time to promote our content on social media, there is a greater chance of our articles being found by others.

The leading bloggers in the blogosphere have made good use of:








Google +


Blogs that are well-promoted, attract additional traffic in its direction (And, if the traffic that is headed our way is huge, it might not be necessary for us to update our blogs multiple times a day).

I Could Participate In A Lot Of Guest Posting Activities

It is common knowledge, that guest posting helps in the area of boosting a blogger's popularity (So, if I involve myself in some really serious guest posting, more people would know who I am and check out my own blog; therefore, attracting additional traffic to my blog; despite the fact, that there would be a smaller quantity of posts on my blog).

Hmm. Strangely, posting less and maintaining a large number of views involves more work than actually posting more on one's blog.

If you are into guest blogging (or was once into guest blogging), please let me know how it has worked out for you and for your blog.

There Is An Advantage To Posting Less

The truth is: posting less, would grant me the time and the opportunity to engage myself in other things like doing a SEO audit on my blog; I could fix those broken links and remove widgets that slows down the loading time of my blog, or upload a new responsive template that actually loads faster than the one that I am currently using (All of which is, very time-consuming).

Another advantage of posting less is, having the time to do other things in the real world; things like: spending more time with my friends and my family (And, my dog Princess, would appreciate the extra attention).

And, one of the most important aspects of posting less being: I will be well-rested.

Also, the subscribers to The Chronicles Of Renard, would not have the cause to consume those energy drinks in order to keep up with my latest posts, if I am posting less.

Some Bloggers Are Concerned About Being Forgotten

A lot of bloggers adhere to the belief, that posting on the internet is, one giant-sized popularity contest; they believe that they have to post multiple times daily in order to make an impact on the minds of those people that browse the internet; they do not want to be forgotten.

But, I genuinely believe the quality will always surpass quantity; if a person's post is of a high quality, it would have a greater impact on the minds of the viewers than those multiple posts from others that lack substance.

Here is an analogy that would sink in my point:

Would you prefer to drink a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice?

Or, would you prefer to drink an entire mug of an orange-flavoured substance like Kool-Aid?

I believe that a large percentage of you would choose to drink a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, instead of going out of your way to drink an entire mug of orange-flavoured Kool-Aid.

Dear friend, the same applies where blogging is concerned; people would prefer to read one article that is of good quality, than to peruse five articles that are complete rubbish.

So, if a blogger has a reputation for posting high quality content, he or she will actually be remembered by their viewing audience; they will not be forgotten.

Do You Like The Idea Of Posting Less?

Some of you are already thinking, "Well, Renard, I only post a few times a week; I do not post every single day; so that could be considered as, posting less."

Okay, fair enough.

However, I am sure, that there are others like me who are not comfortable with the idea of posting less (Remember, I am conducting an experiment to find out if The Chronicles Of Renard can continue to prosper by actually publishing less posts).

Now, I do know for a fact, that it is possible for a blogger to post less and maintain a high level of readership at the same time; because I have actually witnessed it from others. But, would such a thing work for me? Hmm. I guess I will find out the results by participating in this very interesting experiment of mine (And, my stomach is tied in nots by the very thought of it).

Do you think that posting less is going to be beneficial to my blog?

Or, do you think that I am sabotaging the success of my blog by posting less?

By the way, if your blog actually achieved a higher level of success by posting less, I would love to read about it in the comments section of my blog.

Would You Volunteer To Be One Of My Cheerleaders?

Hey, I need some people to cheer me on while I conduct this crazy-ass experiment; which can be done by you saying in the comfort of your home, "Go Renard, go! You can do it!"

Plus, I am sure that you are just as curious as I am, to find out if this experiment of posting less is, going to be a successful one for me.

So, go get your cold bear, cold glass of juice, a hot cup of tea (or whatever that you desire to drink) and come and cheer me on; it would be fun; I promise!

Also, let me know via the comments section of my blog, that I have your unwavering support if you have chosen to be one of my cheerleaders.

The Conclusion

I am very eager to find out, if posting less on The Chronicles Of Renard will actually work in my favour (If it does not, I would simply return to my method of posting multiple times a day).

Even though I am a bit apprehensive, a part of me knows, that there is nothing to really worry about; because if other bloggers can post less and still maintain a large number of views, there is a chance of me accomplishing the same thing.

So, I am going to give this experiment of mines, my best effort and if you wish, you can conduct this same experiment and you can let me know in the near future, whether or not, posting less has worked out for you.

December 30, 2014

2015 Is Going To Be An Interesting Year For Blogging

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Thank God, that I only have two blogs to worry about; Renard Moreau Presents on WordPress and The Chronicles Of Renard here on Blogger.

Although I love blogging, it is a hobby of mines that requires a lot of time and effort.

And, even thought I am the blog administrator for two personal blogs, I intend to run them in a very professional manner.

There Is Continuous Learning Involved

Where blogging is concerned, we bloggers cannot afford to be complacent; we have no choice in the matter when it comes to learning about the latest blogging trends.

I also have a very strong suspicion that SEO is going to be a bit different in 2015 and that in order for me to have a fair chance of operating a successful blog, I will have to learn all the in-depth information about it.

Also, Google has some technological surprises up their proverbial sleeves; which I am more than willing to be prepared for.

Will Microblogging Surpass Conventional Blogging in 2015?

Recently, my friend, Ray, mentioned to me via the comments section of my blog that a lot of people are more interested in posting a picture than actually writing an article (And, guess what? He is right about that).

Posting a picture on Tumblr or Instagram is a thousand times easier than actually writing a post; I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that the traditional style of blogging does not become extinct (And, I genuinely do not think that people would do away with the traditional method of blogging; even though microblogging is a figurative walk in the park).

In 2015, I Will Concentrate More On Creating Content Than Looking For A New Template

Believe it or not, looking for a new template can be very time-consuming and when a new one is located, it takes even more of my time to tweak it to my liking (So, I will stay with this one for a pretty long period; besides, it is fairly new).

Those of you who have ever fiddled around with your template would now that it takes almost half of the day to customize it the way you really want it and sometimes when we change templates, some of the widgets refuse to work in the manner in which they were designed to work and that you have to repair them or upload them from scratch (Which is also time-consuming; so it would be in my best interest not to change up things too much on The Chronicles Of Renard).

One a positive note, coming up with great content should be child's play for me (Provided that I am not low on energy).

In 2015, I Might Blog Less

Well it has not been finalized yet. Instead of updating The Chronicles Of Renard six times daily, I might settle for updating it three times daily (or less) instead (Which is going to prove very hard for me to do, since I am heavily addicted to blogging).

If you like the frequent rate at which I update The Chronicles Of Renard, please let me know and I would continue with my blogging formula.

I Will Comment On More Blogs For 2015

Okay, I know that I having been commenting on numerous blogs on various blog sites on the world wide web for quite sometime; so I am curious to find out if it is possible for me to double that amount (Oh, wish me luck on that one, because I am going to need all the luck that I can get).

I am already following more blogs than I can comfortably handle and whenever I visit those blogs, I leave comments on them most of the time.

In 2015, I Am Going To Work Harder At Building My Blog Community

Yes folks, it is all about growth and the bigger my blog community is the better it is going to be for me.

I really worked hard at building a blog community here on Blogger and I intend to work harder at it.

2014 was wonderful and hopefully, 2015 should be better.

I Would Be Paying Close Attention As To Which Blog Sites Are Doing Well For 2015

It should not be much of a surprise to anyone that WordPress dominates the blogosphere every year; however, I want to see if Blogger is capable of giving them a run for their money in 2015 (Maybe, I should not hold my breath where that one is concerned).

Although WordPress Is My Favourite Blog Site, I Am Going To Encourage People To Blog On Blogger for 2015

Honestly, there is nothing wrong with blogging on Blogger; it just involves way more work than WordPress.

And, I am going too see if I can get more of my friends on WordPress to start a blog of their own on Blogger (And, they do not have to give up their blog on WordPress in order to do that).

From what I have experienced so far is, that it is really a lot of fun blogging on both WordPress and on Blogger.

I Would Like To Have More Readers In 2015

As a matter of fact, all the bloggers on the world wide web would like to have more readers for 2015 (Despite the fact that, some of them already have a large readership).

2014 was the year where I saw the readership quadrupled for The Chronicles Of Renard (And, that was because of all of the hard work that I had put into my blog).

I just hope that my fellow bloggers on Blogger are equally enthusiastic about blogging and that they do not become discouraged in 2015.

I Will Continue To Write From My Heart In 2015

I am going to continue writing about the things that are of interest to me and share them with you via my blog (The person who said that people are not interested in reading what we bloggers are interested in, can kiss my salty ass).

Hey, it is my blog and I can do whatever I choose to do with it (And, by the way, you are free to do whatever you like with your blog too).

I Am Going To Personally See To It That Bing Takes Notice Of My Blog In 2015

Although I have found The Chronicles Of Renard among Bing's search listings, I have intentions of submitting the sitemap for that blog of mines on Bing's webmaster services.

I genuinely believe that too many of us (bloggers) have grown a bit too comfortable with Google; there are other search engines out there on the word wide web.

Also, I am tired of reading about Google penalizing various websites for offences committed (Even though some of those administrators for those websites were not aware of any of the violations made and ended up being blacklisted by Google).

I have worked too hard on The Chronicles Of Renard to have it blacklisted (And, let us say that by some technical fluke it becomes blacklisted by Google, I should have Bing on my side to pick up the figurative slack).

Also, with the the help of Bing, I would acquire more views.

Google might be the number one search engine on the planet; but Bing is right behind, snapping away at their heals like an angry puppy.

The Conclusion

As you have noticed, I have a lot of work cut out for me in the year 2015.

No one said that it is going to be easy to put all of those plans in place (And, some of them are going to be most time-consuming).

I truly believe that 2015 is going to prove to be a very interesting year for blogging and as bloggers, we cannot afford to make the mistake of becoming complacent; we need to educate ourselves about the latest technological developments (especially the manner in which search engines operate), the latest and the most effective methods of blogging and also about the way in which SEO would be working in 2015.

So, I hereby invite you to follow me on my blogging journey and that we can both find out what in God's name that blogging has in stored for us in 2015 (One thing that I do know for sure is, that it is going to be an interesting journey).

Do you think that 2015 is going to be an interesting year for blogging? I have a very strong feeling that 2015 is going to present lots of surprises (both pleasant and unpleasant) for us bloggers (And, that from my perspective, is most interesting).

December 13, 2014

Do You Use Yahoo?

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Many years ago, I had Yahoo as my homepage; back then, it kept me well-informed of current events.

Although people joke about Yahoo being archaic, it is somewhat hard to forget about Yahoo.

I have two email accounts on Yahoo and they function brilliantly; so Yahoo is still at the top of their game where emails are concerned.

However, in regards to their trending topics, sometimes they are impressive and at other times, they are not so impressive.

I also have to admit that Yahoo's weather service is rather good and I use it regularly to view the weather and the temperature in my region.

Occasionally, I would use their search engine mainly to see if they made any improvements with it and so far, I have not seen any (Now, please do not take this statement out of context; I am in no way insinuating that their search engine works poorly; I am pinpointing the fact that, it more or less works the same after all these years).

It was brought to my attention by a technological expert that Yahoo's search engine is ranked as the third best search engine (So, Yahoo is doing something right where their search engine services are concerned).

Yahoo is still around and does not look like they are going to be out of business anytime soon.

Honestly, I do not think that Yahoo's services are bad; it is just that they are being outshined by other companies like Bing and Google (And, people have a knack for going with what is popular).

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